In a complex world, insurance is just the start of risk management and asset protection in the aviation industry.
At NationAir, we firmly believe that clients need more, so we offer the services of a variety of aviation professionals to help cover the full spectrum of aviation risk management. These partnerships with the most respected professionals in the industry provide the value-added services that aviation professionals need.
Every NationAir client can work with a contract review professional as part of their standard services—at no additional cost. NationAir also provides preferred access and rates with its other partners, for the most pressing issues in general aviation.
NationAir’s risk management partners share common qualities: A commitment to being an advocate for clients. Outstanding relationships with aviation underwriters. And a broad range of experience in a wide range of aviation specialties.
For additional information on these services, contact a NationAir broker.
Chuhak & Tecson
When legal representation becomes a must, NationAir clients enjoy priority access and preferred rates from the one of the industry’s top aviation minds. For litigation, we offer the services of Fred Begy III, a principal at Chuhak & Tecson and an aviation law specialist since 1972. A commercial multi-engine rated pilot and flight instructor, Mr. Begy is a leader in all aspects of aviation law and represents NationAir clients for litigation and agency enforcement actions, insurance coverage issues, and aircraft leasing and purchase agreements. Mr. Begy also refers clients to Chuhak & Tecson’s expert counsel for asset protection, business succession, asset transfers, and operation and expansion issues, among other areas.
Financial Services and Tax Consulting
Advocate Consulting Legal Group, PLLC–Naples, Florida
Aircraft ownership brings a complex set of financial, tax and legal ramifications. Aircraft owners and operators must juggle federal aviation regulations, Department of Transportation regulations, federal income tax compliance issues, state sales and use tax issues, interstate liability issues, and aircraft economic concerns. NationAir clients enjoy preferred rates for Advocate's services, which include turnkey consulting services designed to maximize income tax savings, while minimizing tax and financial burdens on other areas, including sales and usage taxes. Advocate offers an integrated team of both accountants and attorneys to assist clients with these issues.
Ascot Aviation Consulting
NationAir clients receive complimentary contract review services through NationAir service partner Gary Stewart of Ascot Aviation Consulting at no additional cost. Former director of contracts for the world’s largest FBO chain, Mr. Stewart helps NationAir clients get the most from their contracts and slice through complex language to address core issues. Mr. Stewart makes sure that contracts reflect clients’ interests and transfer risk to limit their liability and protect their assets. Through this complimentary review service, NationAir clients can serve as their own advocates.
Air Safety Dynamics
NationAir clients receive preferred rates for IS-BAO audits and SMS development from Air Safety Dynamics, led by accredited IS-BAO auditor Rob Little, a former Air Force and commercial pilot with more than 30 years of aviation safety leadership. Standardized SMS plans raise the bar for professionalism, responsibility and sustained commitment to ingrain a safety culture in a diverse general aviation population. SMS can demonstrate the difference between talking a safety culture and practicing it.
ISBAO certification is part of the future of aviation risk management. As the international standard for flight safety, IS-BAO represents a company’s thorough determination to meet safety standards in an increasingly global business environment. For NationAir clients who work with Air Safety Dynamics, IS-BAO certification can improve insurability and reinforce professional standards.
Safety Focus Group LLC
NationAir offers priority access and preferred rates for one of the most qualified rotor wing safety experts in the field, Roger Baker of Safety Focus Group LLC. A 29-year veteran of the FAA ranging from national manager of air safety programs to air safety investigator before founding Safety Focus Group, Mr. Baker recently chaired both the National Business Aviation Association's Safety Committee and the Helicopter Association International's Safety Committee. Mr. Baker is one of a select few certified auditors for HAI's former Platinum Plan of Safety and is a designated auditor for the Tour Operators Program of Safety.
Emergency Response/Family Assistance Plans
Responsible risk management means planning for the unthinkable anywhere across the globe. Compassion, responsibility and competence must emanate from a company from the top down. Crisis Advisors LLC, led by Jason Kelly, counsels NationAir clients on emergency response and family assistance plans at preferred rates. A former director of emergency management for a major airline, Mr. Kelly has directed hundreds of people during several high-profile accidents and crises. Crisis Advisors’ services include emergency plans, drills and training; gap analysis; media response; and on-scene advice and safety investigation training.
Family assistance plans should be vital for Part 91 and Part 135 operators, especially those with high-profile or influential passengers, to handle the most critical part of a disaster with care and speed. Crisis Advisors will create response and notification systems and address cultural sensitivities and ethical issues.
Crisis Communications and Reputation Management
During an emergency, companies only have one chance to get their message right. Falls Communications provides NationAir clients crisis communications and reputation management services, including government, community and media relations, for the aviation industry. The firm's Reputation Management Group is led by Kevin Donahue, a 30-year industry veteran who has counseled airlines and scores of other enterprises facing high-profile challenges. The firm's global resources help clients effectively prepare for, manage through and recover from issues and crises and their negative financial impact. Falls offers a 24-hour crisis and issues hotline: 1-855-432-5572 (855-4-FALLS-24)
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